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#578964 - 08/31/20 03:58 PM Recommendation for Gunsmith to Hone Pitted Barrel
Remington40x Offline

Registered: 12/11/06
Posts: 1353
Loc: Warrington, PA
Not a doublegun, but a 1930 Winchester Model 97 pump gun. The exterior of the gun is in about 90% condition, but the bore shows evidence of having been shot with corrosive primers and/or black powder ammo, or just not cared for, and has a fair amount of what seems to be relatively shallow pitting. It's a bit atypical for its period, having a 26 inch barrel and cylinder choke and I'd like to get the worst of the pitting removed.

To whom would you suggest I send it and about what should I budget for the work?



#578969 - 08/31/20 04:58 PM Re: Recommendation for Gunsmith to Hone Pitted Barrel [Re: Remington40x]
Geo. Newbern Offline

Registered: 01/02/02
Posts: 7351
Loc: Georgia, USA
SKB who posts here has back-bored the pitting out of a couple of my clunkers...Geo

#579820 - 09/13/20 12:39 PM Re: Recommendation for Gunsmith to Hone Pitted Barrel [Re: Remington40x]
Joe Wood Offline

Registered: 12/31/01
Posts: 3659
Loc: Texas
Without hesitation I would send it to Skeet’ Gun Shop in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Dean Harris, who runs the shop, is a super talented feller and barrel work is all he does. Usually quick turnaround and top quality work. Give him a call. 918-456-4749.

14007 Hwy 62
Tahlequah, OK 74464
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#579831 - 09/13/20 03:37 PM Re: Recommendation for Gunsmith to Hone Pitted Barrel [Re: Remington40x]
builder Offline

Registered: 05/14/04
Posts: 2004
Loc: New Jersey
Although I would not hesitate to send work to SKB, if it is just barrel work I second Joe Wood's recommendation.
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